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Starter will not turn on 94 buick centruy 3.1 but got new batt new starter new pos and neg wire ran and still nothing. I can start the car by crossing the started cylinoid but the key has no effect other then acc lights,radio,windows I even took stater out and checked it's fine and I checked the small wire and have power to it so what could it be???? I'm i missing a relay or inline fuse or something

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I checked the small wire and have power ???? What small wire ? The wire on the starter solenoid has B+ voltage when turning the key to start position ? If so and your engine isn't spinning over ,your engine is seized up. Try put a socket an breaker bar on the crankshaft bolt an try turning it by hand .

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